BROGDON Alastair < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 10 Nov 1987
Height1.83 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Business, Marketing - Leeds Metropolitan University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up hockey at age five at Bowden Hockey Club in England.
Why this sport? His parents introduced him to the sport and he loved it.
Club / Team Wimbledon: England
Name of coach Ben Hawes [club], GBR; Bobby Crutchley [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for England
Opponent Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Albert, Brog (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Hobbies Golf, music, cooking. (englandhockey.co.uk, 18 Jan 2014)
Hero / Idol Wales footballer Ryan Giggs. (englandhockey.co.uk, 18 Jan 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (messengernewspapers.co.uk, 19 Jul 2013)
Other information OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE
Prior to joining EHL team Wimbledon, he spent time playing with Belgian team Waterloo Ducks and believes the experience developed his all-round game. "Playing in different environments and different competitions is always good for you. In Belgium there was a slightly different style of hockey and you play with a lot of different nationalities who you can pick up and learn things from. It's one of the reasons I went in the first place, to learn as much as I could and bring that back to put into my game when I play for the national team. The English players who have played abroad have certainly benefitted from doing so." (skysports.com, 29 May 2014)